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Contractor admits to role in bribery scheme

3 hours 17 min ago
The owner of a Washington state manufacturing company has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges, the fourth person to admit to a role in a bribery and kickback scheme involving military aircraft parts sold to The Boeing Company.

More for your money: UW-Bothell ranked best in the state

6 hours 34 min ago
A new national ranking of college quality scrambles the usual rating of Washington state’s colleges and universities, making the University of Washington-Bothell the top-rated school in the state.

Washington Wildfires Cost More Than $50 Million

7 hours 32 min ago
 The Department of Natural Resources says the cost of fighting this season's wildfires in Washington state has crossed the $50 million mark. 

State might not need a WSU medical school, some experts say

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:41
As Washington State University works to build state support for a new WSU-run medical school, some say the country already has enough of them.

State might not need a WSU medical school, some experts say

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:31
As Washington State University works to build state support for a new WSU-run medical school, some say the country already has enough of them.

Washington state stands alone on US education law

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:02
Education Secretary Arne Duncan's plan to give schools a break from student-testing mandates in the federal No Child Left Behind law appears to be working in 42 states and the District of Columbia.

Washington state stands alone on US education law

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:28
Education Secretary Arne Duncan's plan to give schools a break from student-testing mandates in the federal No Child Left Behind law appears to be working in 42 states and the District of Columbia.

Legalization of Recreational Marijuana: Profits Before Safety?

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 09:17
As recreational use of marijuana recently became legal in Washington state, many concerned parents and educators feel this decision is sending the wrong message to our youth and teens. While sales continue to be brisk in Colorado, one expert voices concern about the drug serving as a gateway for youth and teens searching for harder drugs.

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 02:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.

Sheriff: 300 homes burned in Washington wildfire

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 07:43
A sheriff in Washington state says a massive wildfire has burned 300 homes, double the number previously estimated.

Rep. Mike Hope quits Legislature: He’s registered to vote in Ohio

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 04:41
There is life in the Washington State Legislature, but there is no longer Hope. State Rep. Mike Hope, a Snohomish County Republican, has abruptly quit the Legislature’s lower chamber after it was revealed that he is registered to vote in Ohio as well as Washington. The retired Seattle police officer became a Lake County, Ohio, voter in August of 2013 under the Buckeye State’s motor voter law ...

Washington sheriff: 300 homes burned in massive wildfire, twice as many as previous estimate

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 04:39
A sheriff in Washington state says a massive wildfire has burned 300 homes, double the number previously estimated.

Washington state competed for Tesla factory

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 03:17
State officials say Washington competed to win a massive battery factory for Tesla Motors electric cars, but didn't make the list of finalists.

Washington state competed for Tesla factory

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 02:12
State officials say Washington competed to win a massive battery factory for Tesla Motors electric cars, but didn't make the list of finalists.

Washington State's Sprawling Wildfire Captured By Drone Cam

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:11
The sky is thick with smoke in central Washington, as the state's largest wildfire in recorded history leaves a charred trail of burned homes and blackened trees. The Carlton Complex Fire began as four separate fires that were triggered by lightning on July 14. As of today (July 24), the fire is spread over 390 square miles (1,010 square kilometers), or about one-third the size of Rhode Island ...

Crews gain ground on Washington state wildfire as residents assess damage

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 03:52
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Crews battling the largest wildfire in Washington state's history had more than half the 10-day-old blaze contained on Thursday as displaced residents began assessing damage in a dozen fire-ravaged communities. The 250,000-acre Carlton Complex fire east of the Cascade Mountains was 52 percent contained after a strong rainstorm on Wednesday helped stop ...

Washington State QB Connor Halliday wants to limit interceptions to 'one or two' a game

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:47
Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday put up some amazing numbers last season, but he didn't always make the best decisions.

As Washington fires spread, threat of flash flooding rises

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:27
As if the Carlton Complex fire -- the biggest in Washington state history -- wasn’t bad enough already, meteorologists have heaped yet another plague on the suffering residents of north-central Washington: the possibility of flash flooding Wednesday.

As Washington State prepares to rev up, Leach remains laid back

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:18
Mike Leach doesn’t look like a man whose team is on the verge of breaking out. His demeanor more closely matches that of a college professor.

Washington's Worst Fires in History Take Nasty Turn

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:42
The worst wildfires in Washington state history are being complicated by intense thunderstorms that could make matters even worse.